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NFL Draft 2014 - Record Class of Underclassmen

Record Number of Underclassmen Enter NFL Draft 2014

The NFL announced today the names of 98 players who have been granted special eligibility for the 2014 NFL Draft on May 8-10 in New York.

Each of the 98 players has met the league's three-year eligibility rule and each has submitted a written application in which he renounced his remaining college football eligibility. The deadline for receiving applications was January 15.

Photo - QB Johnny Manziel - Texas A&M

The NFL Draft will kick off in primetime for the fifth consecutive year. The first round will be held on Thursday, May 8. The second and third rounds are set for Friday, May 9. Rounds four thru seven will be held on Saturday, May 10.

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The number of players granted special eligibility is a new record, up 25 from last year. The number has increased six years in a row. The official count on underclassmen entering the 2014 draft is 98, easily breaking the record of 73 that was set just last year. Here's how the early entries break down by position: 4 QBs, 19 RBs, 19 WRs, 10 TEs, 9 OLs, 18 DL, 5 LBs, 14 DBs.

The NFL announced the following underclassmen will forego their collegiate eligibility for the NFL Draft 2014
Players listed alphabetically

Davante Adams, WR, Fresno State
Nick Addison, DB, Bethune-Cookman
Jace Amaro, TE, Texas Tech
George Atkinson, RB, Notre Dame
Dion Bailey, S, USC
Odell Beckham, WR, LSU
Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Florida State
Kapri Bibbs, RB, Colorado State
Brendan Bigelow, RB, California
Alfred Blue, RB, LSU
Russell Bodine, C, North Carolina
Blake Bortles, QB, Central Florida
Chris Boyd, WR, Vanderbilt
Carl Bradford, DE, Arizona State
Bashaud Breeland, DB, Clemson
Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville
Martavis Bryant, WR, Clemson
Ka'Deem Carey, RB, Arizona
Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, DB, Alabama
Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina
Brandon Coleman, WR, Rutgers
Brandin Cooks, WR, Oregon State
Scott Crichton, DE, Oregon State
Isaiah Crowell, RB, Alabama State
Jonathan Dowling, S, Western Kentucky
Kony Ealy, DE, Missouri
Dominique Easley, DT, Florida
Eric Ebron, TE, North Carolina
Bruce Ellington, WR, South Carolina
Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M
Ego Ferguson, DT, LSU
Cameron Fleming, OT, Stanford
Khairi Fortt, LB, California
Austin Franklin, WR, New Mexico State
Devonta Freeman, RB, Florida State
Carlos Gray, DT, North Carolina State
Xavier Grimble, TE, USC
Terrance Hackney, T, Bethune-Cookman
Vic Hampton, CB, South Carolina
Jeremy Hill, RB, LSU
Adrian Hubbard, LB, Alabama
Kameron Jackson, CB, California
Nic Jacobs, TE, McNeese State
Timmy Jernigan, DT, Florida State
Anthony Johnson, DT, LSU
Storm Johnson, RB, UCF
Henry Josey, RB, Missouri
Cyrus Kouandjio, OT, Alabama
Jarvis Landry, WR, LSU
Cody Latimer, WR, Indiana
Demarcus Lawrence, DE, Boise State
Marqise Lee, WR, USC
A.C. Leonard, TE, Tennessee State
Albert Louis-Jean, DB, Boston College
Colt Lyerla, TE, Oregon
Aaron Lynch, DE, USF
Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M
Marcus Martin, C, USC
Tre Mason, RB, Auburn
Chris McCain, DE, California
Terrance Mitchell, CB, Oregon
Viliami Moala, DT, California
Donte Moncrief, WR, Ole Miss
Adam Muema, RB, San Diego State
Jake Murphy, TE, Utah
Troy Niklas, TE, Notre Dame
Louis Nix III, DT, Notre Dame

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NFL Draft 2014 Underclassmen Class Sets New Record

2014 NFL Draft: Underclassmen Update Tracker –
Friday Jan. 17th

OL David Yankey and Cameron Fleming Declare for NFL Draft

The record number of underclassmen for the NFL Draft 2014 declared this January for the pro ranks. Over 90 underclassmen have entered this draft class surpassing last years’ record group of 73 pro prospects. Many of this year’s group of underclassmen have received a top 100 grade from the NFL Advisory Committee. These entries have enhanced this draft class significantly and makes the NFL Draft 2014 class one of the strongest talent groups of the past decade. The official number of underclassmen will be announced early next week.

As the 2014 postseason unfolds with major All-star games over next two week and the NFL Combine in late February, the 2014 NFL Draft continues to shape up as a bumper crop of pro prospects. Last season a record 73 underclassmen were granted eligibility, surpassing the previous high (65), which was set for the NFL Draft 2012. This year’s class has already set a new record of underclassmen with most expected to be chosen in the early rounds of the NFL Draft 2014.

Draft Insiders Digest NFL Draft 2014 Postseason Rankings – available now –
January Newsletter – available this week - Frank Coyle / Publisher

Photo - WR Sammy Watkins - Clemson

For a pro prospect to meet the NFL’s eligibility requirement, he must be three years removed from high school and submit a written application to renounce his remaining college football eligibility. This includes redshirt sophomores, true juniors and fourth year juniors. The deadline for underclassmen to declare was Jan. 15, 2014. There is a three day period to rescind that and regain their college eligibility if they have not signed with an agent. The NFL office will announce the official group of underclassmen early next week.

The following underclassmen have announced they will forego their collegiate eligibility for the NFL Draft 2014

Underclassmen
Quarterbacks

Teddy Bridgewater - 6-2, 190 - Louisville
Blake Bortles - 6-5, 230 - Central Florida
Johnny Manziel - 6-1, 200 - Texas A&M
Brett Smith - 6-3, 215 - Wyoming

Running Backs
Ka’Deem Carey - 5-10, 200 - Arizona
Jeremy Hill - 6-1, 235 - LSU
Tre Mason - 5-10, 215 - Auburn
Bishop Sankey - 5-9, 215 - Washington
Lache Seastrunk - 5-9, 220 - Baylor
De’Anthony Thomas - 5-9, 175 - Oregon
James Wilder - 6-2, 225 - Florida St.
Devonta Freeman - 5-9, 210 - Florida St.
Terrance West - 6-1, 220 - Towson St.
Storm Johnson - 6-0, 220 - Central Florida
Adam Muena - 5-9, 210 - San Diego St.
Henry Josey - 5-10, 210 - Missouri
Darrin Reaves - 5-11, 210 - UAB
Jerome Smith - 5-11, 230 - Syracuse
Kapri Bibbs - 5-10, 210 - Colorado St
George Atkinson - 6-1, 210 - Notre Dame
Isaiah Crowell - 5-9, 190 - Alabama State
Darrin Reaves - 5-11, 210 - UAB
Brandon Bigelow - 5-9, 185 - Cal

Receivers
Mike Evans - 6-5, 225 - Texas A&M
Kelvin Benjamin - 6-6, 220 - Florida St.
Marquis Lee - 6-0, 195 - Southern Cal
Sammy Watkins - 6-1, 200 - Clemson
Odell Beckham - 6-0, 190 - LSU
Jarvis Landry - 6-1, 195 - LSU
Allen Robinson - 6-3, 200 – Penn St.
Brandin Cooks – 5-10, 180 - Oregon St.
Donte Moncrief - 6-2, 220 - Mississippi
Davante Adams - 6-1, 200 - Fresno St.
Martavis Bryant - 6-5, 200 - Clemson
Cody Latimer - 6-2, 215 - Indiana
Brandon Coleman - 6-5, 220 - Rutgers
Paul Richardson - 6-0, 170 - Colorado
Bruce Ellington - 5-9, 195 - South Carolina
Josh Stewart - 5-10, 185 - Oklahoma St.
Willie Snead - 5-11, 190 - Ball St.
Chris Boyd - 6-3, 205 - Vanderbilt
Austin Franklin - 6-1, 210 - New Mexico St

Tight Ends
Jace Amaro - 6-5, 260 - Texas Tech
Eric Ebron - 6-3, 250 - North Carolina
Austin Seferian-Jenkins - 6-6, 270 - Oregon
Xavier Grimble - 6-5, 255 - USC
Troy Niklas - 6-7, 260 - Notre Dame
Nic Jacobs - 6-5, 260 - McNeese St.
Colt Lyerla - 6-5, 250 - Oregon
A.C. Leonard - 6-4, 248 - Tennessee St
Jake Murphy - 6-4, 245 - Utah
Richard Rodgers - 6-4, 245 - Cal
Michael Flacco - 6-4, 255 - New Haven

Linemen
Cyrus Kouandjio - 6-6, 310 - Alabama
Greg Robinson - 6-5, 310 - Auburn
Tiny Richardson - 6-5, 330 - Tennessee
David Yankey - 6-4, 300 - Stanford
Xavier Su'a-Filo - 6-3, 310 - UCLA
Cameron Fleming - 6-6, 320 - Stanford
Trai Turner - 6-3, 310 - LSU
Russell Bodine - 6-3, 310 - North Carolina
Marcus Martin - 6-3, 320 - Southern Cal

Defensive Players
Ends

Jadeveon Clowney - 6-5, 275 - South Carolina
Stephne Tuitt - 6-5, 295 - Notre Dame
Kony Ealy - 6-5, 265 - Missouri
Scott Crichton - 6-3, 265 - Oregon St.
George Uko - 6-2, 280 - Southern Cal
Aaron Lynch - 6-5, 250 - South Florida
Demarcus Lawrence - 6-3. 245 - Boise St.
Jeoffrey Pagan - 6-4, 290 - Alabama

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NFL Draft 2014: FSU's Kelvin Benjamin Joins Blue Chip Receiving Class

2014 NFL Draft: Underclassmen Update Tracker –
Saturday Jan. 11th, 10 am

Florida St. Wideout Kelvin Benjamin Joins Blue Chip Receiving Class

As the 2013-2014 postseason unfolds, many draft-eligible underclassmen continue to announce their intentions about entering the 2014 NFL Draft. Last season a record 73 underclassmen were granted eligibility, surpassing the previous high (65), which was set for the NFL Draft 2012. By Jan. 10th, the upcoming class set a new record for underclassmen in what may be the strongest group of blue chip prospects ever to decide to turn pro.

Draft Insiders' NFL Draft 2014 Postseason Rankings – available now
January Newsletter – available next week - Frank Coyle / Publisher

Photo - QB Blake Bortles - Central Florida

For a pro prospect to meet the NFL’s eligibility requirement, he must be three years removed from high school and submit a written application to renounce his remaining college football eligibility. This includes redshirt sophomores, true juniors and fourth year juniors. The deadline for underclassmen to declare is Jan. 15, 2014. Afterwards, there is a three day period to rescind that and regain their college eligibility if they have not signed with an agent.

The following underclassmen have announced they will forego their collegiate eligibility for the NFL Draft 2014

Underclassmen
Quarterbacks

Johnny Manziel - 6-1, 200 - Texas A&M
Teddy Bridgewater - 6-2, 190 - Louisville
Blake Bortles - 6-5, 230 - Central Florida
Brett Smith - 6-3, 215 - Wyoming

Running Backs
Tre Mason - 5-10, 215 - Auburn
Bishop Sankey - 5-9, 215 – Washington
Lache Seastrunk - 5-9, 220 - Baylor
De’Anthony Thomas - 5-9, 175 - Oregon
James Wilder - 6-2, 225 - Florida St.
Terrance West, 6-1, 220 - Towson St.
Storm Johnson - 6-0, 220 - Central Florida
Adam Muena - 5-9, 210 - San Diego St.
George Atkinson - 6-1, 210 - Notre Dame
Henry Josey - 5-10, 210 - Missouri
Darrin Reaves - 5-11, 210 - UAB
Jerome Smith - 5-11, 230 - Syracuse
Kapri Bibbs - 5-10, 210 - Colorado St
Isaiah Crowell - 5-10, 190 - Alabama State

Receivers
Mike Evans - 6-5, 225 - Texas A&M
Kelvin Benjamin - 6-6, 220 - Florida St.
Marquis Lee - 6-0, 195 - Southern Cal
Sammy Watkins - 6-1, 200 - Clemson
Odell Beckham - 6-0, 190 - LSU
Jarvis Landry - 6-1, 195 - LSU
Allen Robinson - 6-3, 200 – Penn St.
Brandin Cooks - 5-10, 180 - Oregon St.
Donte Moncrief - 6-2, 220 - Mississippi
Davante Adams - 6-1, 200 - Fresno St.
Martavis Bryant - 6-5, 200 - Clemson
Josh Stewart 5-10, 185 - Oklahoma St.
Cody Latimer - 6-2, 215 - Indiana
Brandon Coleman - 6-5, 220 - Rutgers
Paul Richardson - 6-0, 170 - Colorado
Bruce Ellington - 5-9, 195 - South Carolina
Willie Snead - 5-11, 190 - Ball St.
Chris Boyd - 6-3, 205 - Vanderbilt
Austin Franklin - 6-1, 210 - New Mexico St

Tight Ends
Jace Amaro - 6-5, 260 - Texas Tech
Eric Ebron - 6-3, 250 - North Carolina
Austin Seferian-Jenkins - 6-6, 270 - Oregon
Xavier Grimble - 6-5, 255 - USC
Troy Niklas - 6-7, 260 - Notre Dame
Colt Lyerla - 6-5, 250 - Oregon
A.C. Leonard - 6-4, 248 - Tennessee St
Jake Murphy - 6-4, 245 - Utah
Richard Rodgers - 6-4, 245 - Cal
Michael Flacco - 6-4, 255 - New Haven
Nic Jacobs - 6-4, 235 - McNeese St.

Linemen
Cyrus Kouandjio - 6-6, 310 - Alabama
Greg Robinson - 6-5, 310 - Auburn
Tiny Richardson - 6-5, 330 - Tennessee
Xavier Su'a-Filo - 6-3- 310 - UCLA
Russell Bodine - 6-3, 310 - North Carolina
Marcus Martin - 6-3, 320 - Southern Cal

Defensive Players
Ends

Jadeveon Clowney - 6-5, 275 - South Carolina
Stephon Tuitt - 6-5, 295 - Notre Dame
Kony Ealy - 6-5, 265 - Missouri
Scott Crichton - 6-3, 265 - Oregon St.
George Uko - 6-2, 280 - Southern Cal
Aaron Lynch - 6-5, 250 - South Florida
Demarcus Lawrence - 6-3. 245 - Boise St.
Jeoffrey Pagan - 6-4, 290 - Alabama

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NFL Draft 2014: Clowney and Nix Head Underclassmen Tracker

2014 NFL Draft: Underclassmen Update Tracker - Saturday Dec. 28th
Wideout Davante Adams - Fresno St. declares for NFL Draft

As the 2013 postseason unfolds, several draft-eligible underclassmen continue to announce their intentions about entering the 2014 NFL Draft. Last season a record 74 underclassmen were granted eligibility, surpassing the previous high (65), which was set for the NFL Draft 2012.

Draft Insiders Digest NFL Draft 2014 Postseason Rankings – available now – December Newsletter – available next week - Frank Coyle / Publisher

Photo - WR Sammy Watkins - Clemson

For a pro prospect to meet the NFL’s eligibility requirement, he must be three years removed from high school and submit a written application to renounce his remaining college football eligibility. This includes redshirt sophomores, true juniors and fourth year juniors. The deadline for underclassmen to declare is Jan. 15, 2014. Afterwards, there is a three day period to rescind that and regain their college eligibility if they have not signed with an agent.

The following underclassmen have announced they will forego their collegiate eligibility for the NFL Draft 2014

Underclassmen
Quarterbacks
Brett Smith - 6-3, 215 - Wyoming

Running Backs
Adam Muena - 5-9, 210 - San Diego St. - Jr
Jerome Smith - 5-11, 230 - Syracuse - Jr
Isaiah Crowell - 5-10, 190 - Alabama State - Jr

Receivers
Davante Adams - 6-1, 200 - Fresno St. - Soph
Brandon Coleman - 6-5, 220 - Rutgers - Jr
Paul Richardson - 6-0, 170 - Colorado - Jr
Chris Boyd - 6-3, 205 - Vanderbilt - Jr
Austin Franklin - 6-1, 210 - New Mexico St - Jr

Tight Ends
Eric Ebron - 6-3, 250 - North Carolina - Jr
Colt Lyerla - 6-5, 250 - Oregon - Jr
A.C. Leonard - 6-4, 248 - Tennessee St - Jr
Jake Murphy - 6-4, 245 - Utah - Jr
Richard Rodgers - 6-4, 245 - Cal - Jr

Linemen
Tiny Richardson - 6-5, 330 - Tennessee - Jr
Marcus Martin - 6-3, 320 - Southern Cal

Defensive Players
Ends
Jadeveon Clowney - 6-5, 275 - South Carolina - Jr
Aaron Lynch - 6-5, 250 - South Florida - Jr
Demarcus Lawrence - 6-3. 245 - Boise St.

Tackles
Louis Nix - 6-3, 335 - Notre Dame - Jr
Kelcy Quarles - 6-3, 300 - South Carolina - Jr

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NFL Draft 2014 - Underclassmen Update

NFL Draft 2014 Underclassmen Update

2014 NFL Draft: Underclassmen Tracker
As the 2013 season continues into the postseason, several draft-eligible underclassmen have already announced their intentions about entering the 2014 NFL Draft.

Draft Insiders' 2013 December Newsletter will have special Underclassmen Report - available next week - Free for Full Subscribers - Frank Coyle / Publisher

Photo – DE Jadeveon Clowney - South Carolina

Last season a record 74 underclassmen were granted eligibility, surpassing the previous high (65), which was set for the NFL Draft 2012.

For a pro prospect to meet the NFL’s eligibility requirement, he must be three years removed from high school and submit a written application to renounce his remaining college football eligibility. This includes redshirt sophomores, true juniors and fourth year juniors. The deadline for underclassmen to declare is Jan. 15, 2014. Afterwards, there is a three day period to rescind that and regain their college eligibility if they have not signed with an agent.

The following underclassmen have announced they will forego their collegiate eligibility for the NFL Draft 2014

Declared Underclassmen as of Dec. 12, 2013

Running Backs
Isaiah Crowell - 5-10, 190 - Alabama State - Jr

Receivers
Paul Richardson - 6-0, 170 - Colorado - Jr
Chris Boyd - 6-3, 205 - Vanderbilt - Jr

Tight Ends
Eric Ebron - 6-3, 250 - North Carolina - Jr
Colt Lyerla - 6-5, 250 - Oregon - Jr

Linemen
Tiny Richardson - 6-5, 330 - Tennessee - Jr

Defensive Players
Ends

Jadeveon Clowney - 6-5, 275 - South Carolina - Jr

Tackles
Louis Nix - 6-3, 335 - Notre Dame - Jr
Kelcy Quarles - 6-3, 300 - South Carolina - Jr

Linebackers
Yamin Smallwoood - 6-2, 245 - UConn - Jr

Cornerbacks
Bradley Roby - 5-10, 195 - Ohio State - Jr
Louchiez Purifoy - 6-0, 185 - Florida - Jr
Vic Hampton - 5-10, 200 - South Carolina - Jr

Frank Coyle is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites.

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Michael Sam Heads Five Finalists For 2013 Bronko Nagurski Trophy

Michael Sam Heads Five Finalists For 2013 Bronko Nagurski Trophy

DALLAS (FWAA) – Five finalists for the 2013 Bronko Nagurski Trophy were announced this week by the Football Writers Association of America and the Charlotte Touchdown Club.
Vying for the honor of National Defensive Player of the Year are, in alphabetical order: Michigan Ste cornerback Darqueze Dennard, Pittsburgh tackle Aaron Donald, Florida St cornerback Lamarcus Joyner, Alabama linebacker C.J. Mosley and Missouri end Michael Sam.

Photo: DE Michael Sam - Missouri

The winner will be announced on Dec. 9 and presented the Bronko Nagurski Trophy at a gala banquet at the Westin Hotel in Charlotte, N.C. Florida Coach Will Muschamp will give the keynote address.

In addition, the FWAA and Charlotte Touchdown Club will hand out the Bronko Nagurski Legends Award presented by Florida East Coast Railway. This year's winner is Georgia Tech defensive back Randy Rhino, a member of the FWAA's 1972 FWAA All-America team.
The FWAA award is named after Nagurski, who dominated college football at Minnesota as a bruising fullback and defensive tackle from 1927-29. He could have been an All-American at any position and was the best player wherever the coaches put him.

The FWAA has named a National Defensive Player of the Year since the 1993 season. One of the schools represented by the five finalists will win the award for the first time, although this is the third straight season Alabama has had a Nagurski finalist and Florida State has one for a second straight year. Pittsburgh and Michigan State have secured their initial Bronko Nagurski finalists. Alabama has had four previous finalists, Florida State three and Missouri one. But none of those schools have had a player win the award.

The Five 2013 Bronko Nagurski Trophy Finalists
Selected by the FWAA All-America Committee:

Darqueze Dennard, CB, Michigan State (5-11, 197, Sr., Dry Branch, Ga.): A shutdown corner who has dominated Big Ten offenses this season for the Spartans, who rank tops in the country in total defense. He has made 38 tackles (19 unassisted) and two for losses of four yards. His 2013 resume includes three interceptions (38 return yards), seven pass breakups, four quarterback hurries and one forced fumble.

Aaron Donald, T, Pittsburgh (6-0, 285, Sr., Pittsburgh, Pa.): Probably the most productive defensive tackle in college football. Offensive coordinators stay up at night scheming to keep him away from the ball. The agile tackle leads the country in tackles for loss (22.5 for 112 yards in losses) by a whopping 4.5 tackles. Of those tackles for loss, 10 have been sacks. He also has forced four fumbles, broken up two passes and hurried the quarterback 14 times.

Lamarcus Joyner, CB, Florida State (5-8, 190, Sr., Fort Lauderdale, Fla.): Another top cornerback who can impress for the nation's second-ranked team. He has 51 tackles (36 unassisted), 6.5 tackles for 54 yards in losses, one interception (15 yards returned). In addition he has three forced fumbles, three passes broken up and two quarterback hurries. He played his best in Florida State's 51-14 defeat of ACC power Clemson when he made eight tackles (one sack), collected an interception and forced two fumbles.

C.J. Mosley, LB, Alabama (6-2, 232, Sr., Mobile, Ala.): The leader of top-ranked Alabama's defense that has held eight of 10 opponents to 10 or fewer points this season. He has 79 tackles (42 unassisted), seven of those for 15 yards in losses. In addition, he has five pass breakups, four quarterback hurries and one forced fumble. Alabama ranks fifth in the country in total defense, allowing just 272.8 yards a game.

Michael Sam, E, Missouri (6-2, 255, Sr., Hitchcock, Texas): A flashy end who has the penchant for making the big play in the big game. In Missouri's upset victory at Georgia, he returned a fumble 21 yards for a score. In three games this season, against Arkansas State, at Vanderbilt, and against Florida, he has registered three sacks. Sam ranks tied for fifth nationally in tackles for loss per game (1.6) and is tied for sixth in sacks on the season.

The Charlotte Touchdown Club is a non-profit organization founded in 1990 for the purpose of promoting high school, collegiate, and professional football in the Charlotte, N.C., region. The club's activities and services focus community attention on the outstanding citizenship, scholarship, sportsmanship, and leadership of area athletes and coaches. The official website of the Charlotte Touchdown Club is www.touchdownclub.com.

The Football Writers Association of America, a non-profit organization founded in 1941, consists of more than 1,200 men and women who cover college football. The membership includes journalists, broadcasters and publicists, as well as key executives in all the areas that involve the game. The FWAA works to govern areas that include gameday operations, major awards and its annual All-America team.

The Bronko Nagurski Trophy is a member of the National College Football Awards Association. The NCFAA encompasses the most prestigious awards in college football. The 21 awards boast 678 years of tradition-selection excellence. Visit ncfaa.org to learn more about our story.

Frank Coyle is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites.

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Pro Prospect Rankings - Updated Defensive Players

Pro Prospect Rankings - NFL Draft 2014
Early 2013 Season Rankings * underclassmen

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Photo: DE Jadeveon Clowney - South Carolina

Defensive Prospects
Ends:

1. *Jadeveon Clowney, 6-6, 270 - South Carolina
2. * Stephon Tuitt, 6-5, 305 - Notre Dame
3. * Aaron Lynch, 6-5, 245 - South Florida
4. Jackson Jeffcoat, 6-5, 255 - Texas
5. * Scott Crichton, 6-3, 260 - Oregon St
6. Kareem Martin, 6-5, 260 - North Carolina
7. Trent Murphy,6-5, 265 - Stanford
8. James Gayle, 6-3, 255 - Virginia Tech
9. * Demarcus Lawrence, 6-3, 245 - Boise St
10. Ben Gardner, 6-3, 275 - Stanford
11. Taylor Hart, 6-5, 295 - Oregon
12. Chris Smith, 6-3, 265 - Arkansas
13. Chaz Sutton, 6-3, 250 - South Carolina
14. * Bud Dupree, 6-4, 255 - Kentucky
15. * Anthony Chickillo, 6-3, 265 - Miami
16. Michael Sam, 6-3, 255 - Missouri
17. Will Clarke, 6-6, 275 - West Virginia
18. Ryne Giddins, 6-2, 270 - South Florida
19. Ed Stinson, 6-3, 295 - Alabama
20. Cassius Marsh, 6-3, 275 - UCLA

Defensive Tackles:
1. Louis Nix, 6-2, 330 - Notre Dame
2. Daniel McCullers, 6-6, 375 - Tennessee
3. * Timmie Jernigan, 6-2, 295 - Florida St
4. * Anthony Johnson, 6-3, 305 - LSU
5. Ra'Shede Hageman, 6-5, 310 - Minnesota
6. Deandre Coleman, 6-5, 320 - California
7. Justin Ellis, 6-2, 320 - Louisiana Tech
8 Dominique Easley, 6-1,285 - Florida
9. Will Sutton, 6-1, 305 - Arizona St
10. Donte Rumph, 6-2, 325 - Kentucky
11. Calvin Barnett, 6-2, 300 - Oklahoma St
12. Bruce Gaston, 6-1, 305 - Purdue
13. Khyri Thornton, 6-2, 310 - Southern Miss
14. Calvin Tonga, 6-2, 330 - Colorado St.
15. Ricky Tjong-A-Tjoe, 6-2, 305 - Boise St
16. Caraun Reid, 6-2, 300 - Princeton
17. Ashton Dorsey, 6-2, 295 - Texas
18. Derrick Hopkins, 6-0, 315 - Virginia Tech
19. Beau Allen, 6-2, 335 - Wisconsin
20. Aaron Donald, 6-0, 275 - Pittsburgh

Inside Linebackers:
1. * A.J. Johnson, 6-2, 245 - Tennessee
2.Shane Skov, 6-3, 245 - Stanford
3. Andrew Jackson, 6-1, 265 - Western Kentucky
4. * Trey Depriest, 6-2, 245 - Alabama
5. Chris Borland, 5-10, 250 - Wisconsin
5. Max Bullough, 6-2, 250 - Michigan St
7. Shawn Jackson, 6-1, 250 - Tulsa
8. * Eric Kendricks, 6-1, 230 - UCLA
9. Greg Blair, 6-1, 250 - Cincinnati
10. Caleb Lavey, 6-2, 235 - Oklahoma St

Outside Linebackers:
1. C.J. Mosley, 6-2, 235 - Alabama
2. Kyle Van Noy, 6-3, 235 - BYU
3. Anthony Barr, 6-4, 245 - UCLA
4. Jeremiah Attaochu, 6-3, 245 - Georgia Tech
5. Jonathan Brown, 6-1, 235 - Illinois
6. * Ryan Shazier, 6-0, 225 - Ohio St
7. Christian Jones, 6-3, 240 - Florida St
8. Prince Shembo, 6-1, 250 - Notre Dame
9. Khalil Mack, 6-3, 245 - Buffalo
10.Telvin Smith, 6-3, 220 - Florida St
11. Morgan Breslin, 6-2, 250 - Southern Cal
12. * Carl Bradford, 6-0, 245 - Arizona St
13. Ronald Powell, 6-3, 235 - Florida
14. * Adrian Hubbard, 6-5, 255 - Alabama
15. Dee Ford, 6-2, 240 - Auburn

Cornerbacks:
1. * Bradley Roby, 5-10, 195 - Ohio St
2. Jason Verrett, 5-9 185 - TCU
3. * Louchiez Purifoy, 5-11, 190 - Florida
4. * Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, 5-10, 190 - Oregon
5. * Deshazor Everett, 6-0, 190 - Texas A&M
6. Aaron Colvin, 6-0, 185 - Oklahoma
7. Carrington Byndom, 6-0, 180 - Texas
8. Justin Gilbert, 5-11, 200 - Oklahoma St
9. Kyle Fuller, 5-11, 180 - Virginia Tech
10. Dre Hal, 5-11, 195 - Vanderbilt
11. Deion Belue, 5-10, 180 - Alabama
12. Bene Benwikere, 5-11, 195 - San Jose St
13. Jaylen Watkins, 5-11, 185 - Florida
14. B.J. Lowery, 5-10, 190 - Iowa
15. Antone Exum, 6-0, 225 - Virginia Tech

Safeties:
1. Lamarcus Joyner, 5-8, 195 - Florida St
2. * Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, 6-0, 210 - Alabama
3. * Karlos Williams, 6-0, 230 - Florida St
4. * Derron Smith, 5-11, 195 - Fresno St
5. Craig Loston, 6-1, 210 - LSU
6. Tre Boston, 6-0, 205 - North Carolina
7. Ty Zimmerman, 6-0, 205 - Kansas St
8. * Calvin Pryor, 6-1, 210 - Louisville
9. Daytawion Lowe, 5-11, 205 - Oklahoma St
10. C.J. Bryant, 5-0, 195 - Ohio St
11. Terrence Brooks, 5-11, 200 - Florida St
12. Nickoe Whitley, 5-11, 195 - Mississppi St
13. Hakeem Smith, 6-0, 185 - Louisville
14. Ahmad Dixon, 6-0, 205 - Baylor
15. Deone Bucannon, 6-0, 200 - Washington St

Frank Coyle is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 20 years. He writes ‘College Football Mondays’ weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, CBS Sports, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites.

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